Archive for April, 2013

Why is LED Lighting So Good for Plants?

Apr 15, 2013 5 Comments by

Since the mid-1990s, LED lighting has undergone a revolution.  LEDs are increasingly more efficient, allowing for greater and greater savings, while potential use has grown immeasurably, as the fundamentals at the heart of LED technology allow for task-specific manufacture. Because our understanding of LED technology has coincided with that of plant biology, the benefits of […]

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Growing Tips with LED Lighting

Apr 15, 2013 9 Comments by

As a photographer’s technical expertise deepens, so his careful balancing of aperture, shutter speed and film sensitivity grows ever more complex.  The principle can be applied to any discipline, and so it is with growing plants, only in the world of horticulture, we seek to understand and manipulate not white balance and depth of field, […]

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LED Grow Lights: Designed for Indoor Horticulture

Apr 13, 2013 6 Comments by

LED grow lights are designed for indoor horticulture Metal halide and high-pressure sodium bulbs were not invented with horticulture in mind, HPS (the bright orange bulbs seen across North America)  have a large initial lumen output, but it is predominantly in the orange and yellow spectrum (less beneficial for plant growth) But my plants look […]

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Effects of LEDs on the growth of tomato transplants

Apr 10, 2013 4 Comments

  Effects of LEDs on the growth of tomato transplants Based on agricultural volume 97, number two, 2010, page 89 through 98: Institute of horticulture, Lithuanian research Center for agriculture and forestry The authors of this study chose tomato plants because they are the most widely indoor cultivated plant across the globe. The tomato plant […]

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